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7th December, 2016 - 2:48 pm
talktalk uk router

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Last week several broadband ISPs in the UK were attacked by a new Internet worm called Mirai (here), which hijacked their routers. TalkTalk’s older DSL-3780 was one of the devices to be hit and the ISP was quick to patch the problem, but oddly they have not advised customers to change WiFi passwords.

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7th December, 2016 - 10:45 am
netflix_video_compression_vs_bitrate

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

Internet video streaming giant Netflix is constantly trying to improve video quality over low-bandwidth (slow) broadband connections and a new change looks set to deliver more efficient video encodes (higher quality), albeit without needing a faster Mobile Broadband service.

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7th December, 2016 - 9:41 am
green_fibre_optic_cable_expansion

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Fibre optic builder Cityfibre and local ISP partner DBfB have confirmed that the first businesses are now gone live on their Gigabit-capable and 162km long Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband network in the large Buckinghamshire (England) town of Milton Keynes.

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7th December, 2016 - 8:17 am
ee_4g_mobile_broadband_speed

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV, press and website advert for EE’s mobile network after Three UK and two members of the public complained that they included “misleading” comparisons of 4G speed.

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6th December, 2016 - 12:07 pm
ispa awards uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The United Kingdom’s Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today started the hunt for next year’s ISP industry award finalists, which covers plenty of familiar categories (e.g. Best Superfast Broadband) and some new ones (e.g. Best Rural Broadband).

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6th December, 2016 - 11:40 am
5g uk mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Telecoms operator AT&T, which recently demoed a future 5G mobile network that could deliver Mobile Broadband speeds of nearly 14Gbps (Gigabits per second), has become one of the first in the world to move their 5G tech into the customer trial phase with a special 1Gbps product for business users.

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6th December, 2016 - 10:01 am
bt openreach fibre optic cable install

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The UK telecoms regulator has begun a new consultation on their proposed Duct and Pole Access (DPA) solution, which will help ISPs to build alternative fibre optic broadband networks (FTTP/H) by granting them cheaper and easier access to Openreach’s (BT) cable ducts and telegraph poles.

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6th December, 2016 - 8:46 am
Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

The Chief Strategy Officer for CableLabs, Ike Elliott, has revealed that the first trials of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could eventually be deployed by Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based cable networks like Virgin Media, will begin next year.

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6th December, 2016 - 12:02 am
uk internet statistics

Author: Mark Jackson | 25 Comments

How fast is “ultrafast broadband” and should the Government help to deploy it? The latest online survey of 2,390 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 24.8% would commit £15bn+ of state aid to support its roll-out and 48.1% believe it should be defined via a speed of 1Gbps+ (Gigabit per second).

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5th December, 2016 - 1:42 pm
raydale road yorkshire

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Some 20 homes in the sparse community of Raydale, which sits inside of the remote Yorkshire Dales National Park (England), have been connected to a new community wireless (WiFi) broadband network that can deliver connection speeds of up to 40-60Mbps.

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4th December, 2016 - 12:48 pm
cable_damage_openreach_engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 45 Comments

The Citizens Advice agency has described the broadband market’s current compensation system as being “deeply unfair” after it revealed that Openreach (BT) had failed to complete over 20% of repairs (364,000) and 6% (281,000) of installations on time between April to September 2016.

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3rd December, 2016 - 6:09 pm
virgin_media_superhub_3_router

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Broadband routers that make use of Intel’s Puma 6 chipset, such as the one inside of Virgin Media’s latest SuperHub 3 cable router, appear to suffer from a nasty bug that causes latency spikes and packet loss. But don’t worry, a firmware update is coming.

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2nd December, 2016 - 10:36 am
4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

Author: Mark Jackson | 17 Comments

How much Mobile Broadband data does your 4G mobile plan include and is it too expensive? A new report from Point Topic has revealed significant variations in 4G pricing and data caps across Europe, with UK consumers appearing to exist in one of the more expensive markets.

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2nd December, 2016 - 8:19 am
gigaclear fibre optic engineer and box

Author: Mark Jackson | 16 Comments

The joint State Aid fuelled Fastershire project for Gloucestershire and Herefordshire in England has announced that rural ISP Gigaclear is now the preferred bidder for the next £4.54m phase of their local broadband roll-out, which will benefit over 2,600 remote premises.

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